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Yoshiharu Gotanda

aka: 五反田 義治, STRAIGHT
Moby ID: 80961

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Yoshiharu Gotanda first worked as programmer at Wolf Team . His first work was Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Koudou in 1993 as an assistant programmer at the age of 17 years. His next work was Hiouden: Mamonotachi to no Chikai as the main programmer. Next he wrote the story Tale Phantasia which led to the Tales of Phantasia game for the Super Famicom in 1995 which he totally programmed as well.

Due to disagreements with developer Telenet and financier Namco regarding how to market the Tales series he left Wolfteam and co-founded , Tri-Ace with Joe Asanuma and Masaki Norimoto . Tri-Ace's first game was Star Ocean for the Super Famicom in 1996, again written and programmed by him.

Together with friends and other former Telenet employees he runs the hobby musician group @MIDI which released 12 CD's since. He now is the president and manager of research and development for Tri-Ace.

He is said to have a friendly relationship to Motoi Sakuraba and to be the driving force behind Sakuraba's Star Ocean & Valkyrie Profile live concert.

Credited on 24 games

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Star Ocean: The Divine Force (2022, PlayStation 5) Based upon "Star Ocean: The Divine Force," the original story written by
Star Ocean: First Departure R (2019, Nintendo Switch) Total Program
Star Ocean: Anamnesis (2018, Android) Lead R&D Programmer
Star Ocean: The Last Hope (2017, PlayStation 4) Lead R&D Programmer
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (2016, PlayStation 4) Lead R&D Programmer
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky (2015, PlayStation 4) Lead R&D Programmer
Devil's Third (2015, Wii U) Our Dependable Partners, who Made this Project Possible...
Star Ocean: The Last Hope - International (2010, PlayStation 3) Lead R&D Programmer
Resonance of Fate (2010, Xbox 360) Lead R&D Programmer
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (2008, Nintendo DS) Lead R&D Programmer
Star Ocean: First Departure (2008, PSP) Total Program
Infinite Undiscovery (2008, Xbox 360) Original Concept
Star Ocean: Second Evolution (2008, PSP) Game Director
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (2006, PlayStation 2) Lead R&D Programmer
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (2006, PSP) Director
Radiata Stories (2005, PlayStation 2) Technical Programming
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (2004, PlayStation 2) Original Story/Technical Programmer/Director
Star Ocean: Blue Sphere (2001, Game Boy Color) Director
Valkyrie Profile (1999, PlayStation) Director
Star Ocean: The Second Story (1998, PlayStation) Battle and Total Programmer

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